Desert Island Discs: Roy Plomley’s castaway is naturalist Maxwell Knight

On Monday 28 June 1965 at 13:10 on the BBC Home Service, Maxwell Knight was Roy Plomley's castaway on Desert Island Discs and his favourite track was The Waiter, the Porter and the Upstairs Maid by Bing Crosby & Mary Martin. His favourite book: The Cambridge Natural History  Luxury: Microscope Unfortunately, this episode is not currently available on BBC … Continue reading Desert Island Discs: Roy Plomley’s castaway is naturalist Maxwell Knight

Maxwell Knight and The Frightened Face of Nature manuscript

Nature: friend or foe?

“Many people think that animals of all kinds can be neatly put into groups and labelled Friend, or Foe; or Harmless, or Harmful. Unfortunately, nature does not work like this, and there are very few creatures in this country that can be described as wholly beneficial or equally destructive…  This business of friends and foes … Continue reading Nature: friend or foe?